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2021 UC Riverside Graduate Open House

 

 


Tuesday, October 12 - Friday, October 15

$40 application discount for all attendees*


 

Welcome!

With more than 60 years of high-impact research and a distinguished faculty, our campus provides a rigorous and inclusive environment for students. 
 
Join us and meet with faculty, admissions advisors, and students from our graduate programs.
 
*One application fee discount per attendee can be applied to an application for a participating UCR Graduate Program. Information about the fee discount process will be emailed to attendees after the Open House event. 

 

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Program Information

Once you register using the RSVP link above, you will receive a confirmation with the Zoom link(s) to attend your confirmed sessions. All sessions are in Pacific Standard Time (PST). Please register for as many sessions as you like in both the Academic and Professional Development sections.

Academic Areas of Interest

  • Business

    Tuesday, October 12th

    3:00 PM – 4:00 PM  School of Business Information Session (MBA, PMBA, MPAc, MFIN, and MSBA)
    Hosted by AGSM Admissions Office


    4:00 PM – 5:00 PM  School of Business MBA and Professional MBA Graduate Student Panel
    Hosted by AGSM Admissions Office

    Wednesday, October 13th

    3:00 PM – 4:00 PM  School of Business Information Session (MBA, PMBA, MPAc, MFIN, and MSBA)
    Hosted by AGSM Admissions Office


    4:00 PM – 5:00 PM  School of Business Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAc) Graduate Student Panel
    Hosted by AGSM Admissions Office

    Thursday, October 14th

    3:00 PM – 4:00 PM  School of Business Information Session (MBA, PMBA, MPAc, MFIN, and MSBA)
    Hosted by AGSM Admissions Office


    4:00 PM – 5:00 PM  School of Business Master of Finance Graduate Student Panel
    Hosted by AGSM Admissions Office

    Friday, October 15th

    3:00 PM – 4:00 PM  School of Business Information Session (MBA, PMBA, MPAc, MFIN, and MSBA)
    Hosted by AGSM Admissions Office


    4:00 PM – 5:00 PM  School of Business Alumni Panel
    Hosted by AGSM Admissions Office

  • Economics

     

    Tuesday, October 12th

    10:00am -11:00am Economics Ph.D. Program
    Hosted by Professor Richard Arnott and Gary Kuzas

  • Education
    Teacher Education Program events are for individuals interested in earning their teaching credential for K-12 with or without a master’s degree. Sessions hosted by Heather Killeen are for individuals interested in non-credential master’s and PhD programs in education.

    Tuesday, October 12th

    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Teacher Education Program - Admissions and Application Information Session
    Hosted by Alex Arriaga


    5:30 PM - 6:30 PM School of Education (SOE) - Information Session and Application Workshop
    Hosted by Dr. Eddie Comeaux and Heather Killeen

    Wednesday, October 13th

    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Teacher Education Program - Admissions and Application Info Session
    Hosted by Alex Arriaga


    5:30 PM - 6:30 PM School of Education (SOE) - Information Session and Application Workshop
    Hosted by Dr. Eddie Comeaux and Heather Killeen

     

    Thursday, October 14th

    5:30 PM - 6:30 PM School of Education (SOE) - Student Panel and Faculty Research Presentation
    Hosted by Heather Killeen with SOE Faculty and enrolled graduate students


    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Teacher Education Program -  Alumni Panel Discussion
    Hosted by Alex Arriaga

  • Engineering

     

    Tuesday, October 12th
     

    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Chemical and Environmental Information Session
    Hosted by Adrienne Thomas


    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Bioengineering Information Session
    Hosted by Adrienne Thomas

    Thursday, October 14th

    9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Electrical Engineering Graduate Program Q&A
    Hosted by ECE: Grad Advisor for Admissions, Department Chair, and Graduate Advising Staff


    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Electrical Engineering Graduate Student Panel
    Hosted by ECE Graduate Student Association


    10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Mechanical Engineering Graduate Programs
    Hosted by Graduate Adviser for Admissions, Dr. Heejung Jung and ME Graduate Advising Staff


    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Computer Science & Computer Engineering Graduate Programs Information Session
    Hosted by CS & CE Graduate Advising Staff

    Friday, October 15th

    9:00 AM -10:00 AM Robotics Graduate Program Q&A
    Hosted by Robotics Grad Advisor for Admissions, Program Chair, and Graduate Advising Staff


    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Materials Science and Engineering Graduate Program Q&A
    Hosted by The MSE Program


     


     

  • Mathematics

     

    Wednesday, October 13th


    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Graduate Program in Mathematics Overview and Graduate Application Overview
    Hosted by Department of Mathematics


    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Research Talks in Mathematics
    Hosted by Department of Mathematics


    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Math Grad Student Panel
    Hosted by Math Graduate Students

  • Psychology

     

    Wednesday, October 13th


    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Graduate Study in Psychology
    Hosted By: Dr. Tuppett Yates, Professor of Psychology

    Friday, October 15th

    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Graduate Study in Psychology
    Hosted By: Dr. Tuppett Yates, Professor of Psychology

     


     

  • Public Policy

     

    Tuesday, October 12th


    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Master of Public Policy (MPP) Information Session
    Hosted by Jolene Sedita, Student Affairs Coordinator

    Wednesday, October 13th


    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Master of Public Policy (MPP) Information Session
    Hosted by Jolene Sedita, Student Affairs Coordinator


    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM School of Public Policy (SPP) Research Centers - Director Panel
    Hosted by Jolene Sedita, Student Affairs Coordinator

    Thursday, October 14th


    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Master of Public Policy (MPP) Information Session
    Hosted by Jolene Sedita, Student Affairs Coordinator


    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM School of Public Policy (SPP) Faculty Panel
    Moderator:
    Cecilia Ayón, Professor of Public Policy and Graduate Advisor

    Friday, October 15th

    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Master of Public Policy (MPP) Student Panel
    Hosted by Jolene Sedita, Student Affairs Coordinator


     

  • Sciences and Statistics

     

    Tuesday, October 12th

    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Entomology Graduate Program Info Sessions 
    Hosted by Kathy Redd and 
    Quinn McFrederick

    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CNAS Science Research Facilities
    Hosted by the CNAS Graduate Student Advising Center

    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Graduate Program Info Sessions 
    Hosted by Sean O’Leary and Julio Sosa

    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Biomed Sciences Overview Session
    Presented by Dr. Seema Tiwari-Woodruff


    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics 
    Hosted by Weifeng Gu, Thomas Girke and John Herring

    Wednesday, October 13th

    10:00 - 11:00 AM Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology (EEOB) Information Session
    Hosted by Dr. Tim Higham and Kathy Van Horn


    4:00 - 5:00 PM Statistics and Applied Statistics Information Session
    Hosted by Dr. Shujie Ma and Dr. Dawn Loyola

    Thursday, October 14th

    9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Microbiology Graduate Program Information Session
    Hosted by Drs. Emma Aronson and Adler Dillman

    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Neuroscience Graduate Program Information Session
    Hosted by Dr.
    Khaleel Abdulrazak and Antonio Knox

    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Plant Pathology Graduate Program Information Session
    Hosted by Dr. Caroline Roper and 
    Katherine Van Horn

    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Cell, Molecular, and Developmental Biology Graduate Program Info Session
    Hosted by Morris Maduro,Nicole Zur Nieden and Julio Sosa


    3:00 PM – 4:00 PM  Environmental Toxicology Graduate Program Information Session
    Hosted by Dr. Wenwan Zhong and Antonio Knox

    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Plant Biology Graduate Program Information Session
    Hosted by Dr. David Nelson and Dr. Dawn Loyola

    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Biomed Admissions and Application Workshop
    Presented by Dr. Martin Garcia-Castro and Hermila Torres

    Friday, October 15th

    10:00 AM – 11:00 AM  Biophysics Graduate Program Information Session
    Hosted by Dr. Russ Hille and Antonio Knox


    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM  Meet the Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology (EEOB) Faculty
    Hosted by Dr. Tim Higham

    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM  Physics & Astronomy Graduate Program Information
    Hosted by Dr. Laura Sales


    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Earth and Planetary Sciences Program Informaiton Session
    Hosted by Dr. Robert Allen and John Herring


     


     

Professional Development

  • Graduate Division Welcome and GradSuccess

    Please Join Graduate Dean Shuan Bowler and Dr. Hillary Jenks for a welcome to UCR and a preview of the Professional Development Programs available to Graduate Students at GradSuccess

    Tuesday, October 12th
    11:00 AM – 12:00 PM  Graduate Division Dean’s Welcome & GradSuccess Info Session
     

    Thursday, October 14th
    1:00 PM – 2:00 PM  Graduate Division Dean’s Welcome & GradSuccess Info Session

  • Counseling, Psychological, and Student Health Services

    Please Join our staff in a discussion of the Counseling & Psychological Services and Student Health Services at UCR

    Tuesday, October 12th
    1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CAPS: Counseling & Psychological Services and Student Health Services

     

  • International Student Services
    Please join Assistant Provost Jun Wang in a discussion of International Student Services at UCR
    

    Tuesday, October 12th

    7:00 PM - 8:00 PM International Student Services

  • The Well/R'Pantry/Career Closet/R'Guardian
    Please join our professional staff from our Wellness programs (please see descriptions below).

    Wednesday, October 13th

    11:00 AM – 12:00 PM  The Well, R’Pantry, Career Closet, R’Guardian

    The Well: The Well is UCR's student well-being and health promotion department, founded in 2009 as part of the campus and UC system-wide Mental Health/Healthier Campus Climate Initiative. The Well provides health education, training, resources, and programming for students in a variety of topic areas, through a network of peer educators, mentors, and professional staff. More information: https://well.ucr.edu

    R'Pantry: provides emergency non-perishable food, personal hygiene, household care, and childcare items to both undergraduate and graduate students experiencing food insecurity. We also connect Highlanders to on- and off-campus food resources and provide programs and workshops that improve health and wellness. More information: https://basicneeds.ucr.edu/rpantry

    Career Closet: R'Professional Career Closet is available to current UCR students during the academic year. Students can submit an online request for up to 3 items per quarter through this Online Request Form. Here, you will indicate your preferences and a personal shopper will select items from our inventory on your behalf and send to you for approval. Once approved, the personal shopper will work with you to arrange for a pick up date and time during our scheduled hours. Items are free, non-returnable, and you do not need to prove financial need. More information: https://careers.ucr.edu/resources/job-search-strategies/rprofessional-career-closet

  • Graduate Division Application Walk-Through
    Please Join Elisa Gutierrez, Manager of Graduate Admissions, as she walks prospective students through the UCR graduate application.

    Wednesday, October 13th
    1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Graduation Application Walk-thru

  • Ethnic and Gender Centers
    Please Join the Dean of Ethnic and Gender Centers, Shonté Thomas, as she introduces the support programs at UCR.

    Thursday, October 14th
    11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Shonté Thomas, UCR Dean for Ethnic and Gender Centers

    At UC Riverside, campus diversity, equity and inclusion are our top priorities. Our DEI programs are designed to provide you with a sense of belonging, a feeling of support and the opportunity for learning in a relaxed and safe environment. Embedded throughout our entire organization, the Dean of Students Office works to ensure that students have multiple opportunities to grow as leaders in a diverse world. Our programs and departments are fully committed to an academic culture that provides opportunities for all UCR students to develop multi-cultural competencies and be prepared to lead and succeed in a diverse world. More information: https://deanofstudents.ucr.edu/diversity
     

  • LGBT Resource Center
    Please Join Toi Thibodeaux from the LGBT Resource Center as she explain how the Center provides support, education, and advocacy regarding sexual orientation and gender identity for the UC Riverside campus community.

    Friday, October 15th

    11:00 AM – 12:00 PM  LGBT Resource Center

  • Undocumented Student Services
    Please Join Ana Coria from the Undocumented Students Program as she explains how her office supports all DREAMers, those students who are from mixed-status families and who are undocu allies!  No matter your immigration status or cultural background, you have equal opportunity at UCR. You will have access to student success resources and will receive a quality education in a safe and friendly environment.

    Friday, October 15th
    1:00 PM – 1:30 PM  Undocumented Students

  • Veteran Services
    Please Join Tamara Thacker from the Veterans Resource Center as she explains how the Center provides support, education, and advocacy for UCR Veterans.

    Friday, October 15th

    1:30 PM – 2:00 PM  UCR Veterans Services

     

  • Undergraduate Summer Research Programs
    Please join Graduate Division's Academic Preparation, Recruitment and Outreach program's presentation on paid, summer research internships available at UCR for undergraduates.

    Friday, October 15th
    3:00 AM – 4:00 PM Undergraduate Summer Research Opportunities at UCR

    Mentoring Summer Research Internship Program (MSRIP): MSRIP is an eight-week summer research program designed for rising juniors, seniors (and some rising masters students) from educationally and/or economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Participants work under the supervision of a faculty mentor on the mentor’s research project. The MSRIP is intended to encourage outstanding students from diverse backgrounds to pursue their PhD by strengthening their academic and professional development. The program provides an opportunity for these students to develop a competitive profile with which to seek admission to the UC Riverside and the University of California in general, as well as colleges and universities nationwide. More information: https://graduate.ucr.edu/graduate-prep-programs

 

Discover UCR


While we aren't able to provide in-person tours at this time, we hope you’ll take a few minutes to watch these videos to learn about UCR’s beautiful and vibrant campus, the city of Riverside,  and why UCR is America's fastest rising university. And, make sure to explore GradSuccess, a professional development hub designed to support graduate students along their journey!